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Navy Bird

1:72 Scale Resin Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.1

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A real beauty, Bill.

 

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SIMPLY STUNNING

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That's sublime Bill.

2 Buccaneers and in proper colours too ! :whistle:

 

Richard

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There's only one thing better than a beautiful Buccaneer and that's two. Two absolute stunners.

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Ooooh that's a thing of beauty -one of those posts that make me say 'wow' to myself. The detailing is second to none, the subtle weathering is nicely done, but the airbrakes' insides are something else. The S.2 looks great as well. Bravo!

 

Jay

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Top notch builds - like them both but prefer your later build - just because of the paint scheme. You really nailed it.

 

Are these bombs nukes?

 

Cheers,

Michael

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Absolutely stunning, congrats

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On 11/13/2016 at 3:25 PM, Scimitar said:

2 Buccaneers and in proper colours too ! :whistle:

 

Are there any other colours? Fly Navy!   :) 

 

23 hours ago, Mountain goat said:

Ooooh that's a thing of beauty -one of those posts that make me say 'wow' to myself. The detailing is second to none, the subtle weathering is nicely done, but the airbrakes' insides are something else. The S.2 looks great as well. Bravo!

 

Thanks - I really scratched my head trying to figure out how to replicate the oil-based protective varnish applied to the inside of the air brakes. I knew from colour photos that it varied a lot in appearance, and was mostly a red-brown colour. I figured I would start with a shot of Gunze H344 Rust (which has what seems like grains of sand in it) and I liked it so much I stopped there! 

 

23 hours ago, WildeSau75 said:

Top notch builds - like them both but prefer your later build - just because of the paint scheme. You really nailed it.

 

Are these bombs nukes?

 

The blue indicates HES (High Explosive Substitute) bombs - in other words: concrete. I bet they'd still hurt though. 

 

Cheers,

Bill

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1 minute ago, Navy Bird said:

 

Are there any other colours? Fly Navy!   :) 

 

 

Thanks - I really scratched my head trying to figure out how to replicate the oil-based protective varnish applied to the inside of the air brakes. I knew from colour photos that it varied a lot in appearance, and was mostly a red-brown colour. I figured I would start with a shot of Gunze H344 Rust (which has what seems like grains of sand  in it) and I liked it so much I stopped there! 

 

 

The blue indicates HES (High Explosive Substitute) bombs - in other words: concrete. I bet they'd still hurt though. 

 

Cheers,

Bill

Thanks Bill - but do they simulate nukes? They look a bit a like.

Cheers,

Michael

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Blimey Bill, that's gorgeous. And the pair together look wonderful.

 

Justin

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Stunning! :worthy:  :clap: :clap: :clap: Could easily be taken for a much bigger scale.

 

Is it me or did you actually change something in your photo setup? Lighting maybe? Don't know what, but I like it a lot :thumbsup2: 

 

Ciao

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Stunning, :worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy:

Sean

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Stunning pair of Buccaneers... looks great in the white finish.

 

gazza l

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Inspirational work Bill, simply awesome.

 

Cheers Allan 

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1 hour ago, WildeSau75 said:

Thanks Bill - but do they simulate nukes? They look a bit a like.

 

According to the instruction booklet, they're the same casing as a conventional 1,000 lb. bomb. I don't know enough about British ordnance to say whether that's close to a nuke or not. I would suspect the nuke is larger, and that the Buccaneer would only carry one at a time. Anyone know for sure? 

 

1 hour ago, Bedders said:

Blimey Bill, that's gorgeous. And the pair together look wonderful.

 

They really do, don't they? I could go into debt and pick up a couple of CMR RAF Bricks - do one in grey/green camo and the other in Desert Storm colours. Then I'd have four that look great together! 

 

1 hour ago, giemme said:

Stunning! :worthy:  :clap: :clap: :clap: Could easily be taken for a much bigger scale.

 

Is it me or did you actually change something in your photo setup? Lighting maybe? Don't know what, but I like it a lot :thumbsup2: 

 

Thanks - I don't think I changed anything. I had the camera on the tripod, but that's it. What looks different to you? The biggest change from the construction photos to the finished model is the post shading with Gunze H95 Smoke Grey. That makes the white finish look a bit different.

 

Cheers,

Bill

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Well done they look stunning. I think the sensible and fair thing to do would be to treat yourself to at least one of the RAF kits and demonstrate your deft touch at wraparound camo. 

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Bill that's outstanding workmanship on both aircraft,beautiful photograph's too.

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28 minutes ago, Navy Bird said:

 

According to the instruction booklet, they're the same casing as a conventional 1,000 lb. bomb. I don't know enough about British ordnance to say whether that's close to a nuke or not. I would suspect the nuke is larger, and that the Buccaneer would only carry one at a time. Anyone know for sure?

 

Buccaneer was designed to carry a single Red Beard nuclear weapon of circa weight 2000lbs to attack the Sverdlov class Cruisers.

 

By the time the RAF got them, they could carry 2x WE177 weapons (each of circa 1000lbs weight).

 

Neither weapon had the same casing as a 1000 lb HE bomb.

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A beautiful end to an interesting and informative WiP Bill, thanks for sharing. Can't wait for the next one!

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